Katie Holmes is InStyle‘s August cover girl, primarily because Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark opens August 26th. It serves as the perfect platform for Holmes to clear up any rumors that she has no control over five-year-old Suri Cruise. The kid has a wardrobe that costs as much as a full ride to an ivy league school, and is probably a little spoiled (a blame most would place on the parents).
According to E!, Holmes told the fashion mag, “Recently, Suri and I were taking a walk and a fight got started because it was cold outside and she didn’t want to wear her coat,” Holmes explained. “My philosophy is, well, fine, because after a block of walking you’re going to ask me for your coat. So the pictures of her [without a coat in cold weather] are sort of embarrassing, but I said, ‘Suri, I’ll take the hit. Just put it on when you get cold.’”
I’m not going to tell Holmes how to raise her kid, but the “tough love/ruling with fear” approach usually results in your kids putting their coat on before leaving the house. Readers-Tell this story to your mother and ask her what she would do if your five-year-old sassy ass refused to put on a coat.